Inside Job (album)

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Inside Job
Don Henley - Inside Job.jpg
Studio album by Don Henley
Released May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)[1]
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Rock
Length 69:58
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Don Henley, Stan Lynch
Don Henley chronology
Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hits
(1995)Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hits1995
Inside Job
(2000)
The Very Best of Don Henley
(2009)The Very Best of Don Henley2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C−[2]

Inside Job is the fourth solo studio album by Don Henley, the lead vocalist and drummer for the Eagles. The album was released through the Warner Bros. record label on May 23, 2000,[1] the album was Henley's last album of all-new material until the release of Cass County in 2015.

The song "Goodbye to a River" was apparently named after the book of the same title by John Graves. In the album's liner notes Henley wrote: "Respect and gratitude to fellow Texan, John Graves, for his inspirational writing - Goodbye to a River (1960) and other books." The album was the first solo album for Henley in 11 years, the album reached #7 on the charts and released two Adult Contemporary Tracks singles with "Taking You Home", and "Everything's Different Now". "Taking You Home" was also released as a single, and on the Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at #58.

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote of the album, "Inside Job lacks the melodic craftsmanship that made Building the Perfect Beast a blockbuster, and it isn't as focused as The End of the Innocence, but it is a solid comeback record from an artist who spent a little too long out of the spotlight."[3]

Commercial[edit]

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 7 on its release in May 2000,[4] then Henley's highest charting album.[5] It was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 12, 2000.[6] The album has sold 1,124,000 copies in the US as of September 2015.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Nobody Else in the World But You" (Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Jai Winding) 4:50
2. "Taking You Home" (Stuart Brawley, Henley, Lynch) 5:31
3. "For My Wedding" (Larry John McNally) 3:37
4. "Everything Is Different Now" (Henley, Scott F. Crago, Timothy Drury) 5:13
5. "Workin' It" (Henley, Frank Simes, Lynch) 5:37
6. "Goodbye to a River" (Henley, Lynch, Winding, Simes) 5:49
7. "Inside Job" (Henley, Mike Campbell) 4:50
8. "They're Not Here, They're Not Coming" (Henley, Lynch) 5:59
9. "Damn It Rose" (Henley, Lynch) 7:13
10. "Miss Ghost" (Henley, Lynch, Winding) 6:41
11. "The Genie" (Henley, Lynch, Brawley) 5:45
12. "Annabel" (Henley, John Corey) 3:41
13. "My Thanksgiving" (Henley, Lynch, Winding) 5:12

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Don Henley, Stan Lynch
  • Engineers: Stuart Brawley, Rob Jacobs
  • Assistant engineers: Charlie Bouis, Andy Haller, Daniel Mendez, Roger Sommers, Jeff Thomas, Ken Villeneuve, Ted Barela, Steve Griffen
  • Mixing: Rob Jacobs
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Digital editing: Stewart Whitmore
  • Technical support: Dave Hecht, Art Kelm
  • String arrangements: Randy Newman

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (RPM)[8] 8
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 68
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 36
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 14
Irish Albums (IRMA)[12] 11
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 37
Scottish Albums (OCC)[14] 20
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 22
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 77
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 25
US Billboard 200[18] 7


Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2000 "For My Wedding" Hot Country Singles & Tracks 61
"Taking You Home" Adult Contemporary 1
Adult Top 40 12
The Billboard Hot 100 58
Top 40 Adult Recurrents 6
"Workin' It" Mainstream Rock Tracks 21
"Everything Is Different Now" Adult Contemporary 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Inside Job – Don Henley : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Don Henley". Robert Christgau. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/inside-job-mw0000255138
  4. ^ "Henley Continues 'Inside Job' Trek". Billboard. January 10, 2001. 
  5. ^ "New Heights for Henley, 20, Womack". Billboard: 106. 10 June 2000. 
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Don Henley – Inside Job". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  7. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on September 3, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Library and Archives Canada. March 31, 2004. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Don Henley – Inside Job" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  10. ^ "Don Henley: Inside Job" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  11. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Don Henley – Inside Job". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  12. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 27, 2000". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Don Henley – Inside Job". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Don Henley – Inside Job". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Don Henley – Inside Job". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  18. ^ "Don Henley – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Don Henley. Retrieved October 18, 2012.